While bringing a new life in this world is one of the most rewarding experiences for a woman, it can take a significant toll on the body.
Pregnancy is always associated with a certain level of weight gain, which can cause retained fat pockets after childbirth and compromise the elasticity of the skin.
During breastfeeding, the breasts increase in size. This can cause them to sag and lose their natural shape when lactation ends.
Childbirth causes the most changes in the abdomen region. The abdominal muscles may separate, skin can sag and stretch, and the residual effects can often change a woman’s body shape in ways that make her feel less confident about her looks.
Today advancements in plastic surgery can enable moms to appear as young as they feel. Research indicates that many mothers are benefiting from these new possibilities. The term “mommy makeover” has become common today. It alludes to a special approach to body sculpting that caters to moms who wish to restore a youthful, attractive physique.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides mommy makeover to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.
Attributes that make a woman a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover
- She has worked at losing the weight initially
A mommy makeover is appropriate for patients who are healthy and do not smoke or drink. Overweight women and those with health conditions that pose a risk during elective surgery (such as thin blood) are unsuitable candidates for this procedure.
After pregnancy, women should get in shape in close collaboration with their doctors. If a woman has already done so in a healthy manner, but still finds herself struggling with distended breasts or extra skin, she may want to consider a mommy makeover.
- Not planning to have more children
Women who are planning to have more children can also undergo a mommy makeover cosmetic surgery. But getting pregnant again will reverse the benefits of a mommy makeover. The patient will need another procedure to continue to enjoy the benefits of a mommy makeover. Surgeons recommend that before undergoing this surgery, patients should ideally be done with child-bearing.
- Delivered through a C-Section (though moms who had normal delivery can be equally good candidates)
A C-section can cause scarring around the abdomen. This is precisely the type of blemish that a mommy makeover is meant to correct. It is also an excellent option if the patient has experienced a hernia during birth, which is common when having twins or triplets. A hernia impacts the same general area and can be effectively resolved with a mommy makeover.
- Given birth at least six months ago
It is a traumatic event for the body to give birth, and the new mom will need to give herself time to heal. Therefore, it is best to wait at least six months prior to considering a mommy makeover.
Breastfeeding is another vital issues because it changes the shape of the breasts. The patient should ideally wait until they settle into a more permanent shape prior to discussing the specifics of a mommy makeover procedure.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.
If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070
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